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Iffi Goa

IFFI GOA be continued 
November 23 - December 3 2011

Coverage with dailies on Ronita Torcato's profile  


IFFI GOA, this 11 day extravaganza is the biggest annual film event in South Asia.

The 40th International Film Festival of India gets underway from 23rd November 2009.
This 11 day extravaganza is the biggest annual film event in South Asia.

The festival programme is divided into 4 sections:

  1. Film Programmes
  2. Non Film Programmes
  3. Film Bazaar and Short Film Center
  4. Cultural Activities
  • The Film Programming is the core of the festival and screens nearly 300 films during the period of 11 days across 10 Auditoria and 3 preview rooms in the cities of Panaji and Margao in Goa.

    The most popular sections in the film programming include competitions for feature films from Asia, Africa, Latin America, Cinema of the World, Tributes, Homages, Retrospectives, Country Focus, Indian Panorama and specially curated sections.

  • Non film programming includes a range of seminars, symposia, debates, product and service presentation, pitching sessions etc.
  • Film Bazar conducts scripting workshops, home production forums etc. and Short Film Center apart from having the International competition for Shorts and Documentaries below 30 minutes also organises another competition of shorts and documentaries on environmental issues. The award money for both the competition sections is USD 26000.

    The Short Film Center is a business platform which serves the interests of film producers, actors, cinematographers, sound recordists, funding agencies, film festival programmers at the festival. A total of nearly 500 films are likely to be registered at the Short Film Center.

  • Cultural Programmes - The festival conducts a special festival fair at the Corniche between Old GMC and Kala Academy. This fair is organised by the picturesque River Mandovi between 23rd November to 3rd December 2009. The fair presents glimpses into the life and culture of Goa and an opportunity for festival delegates and local population to celebrate this festival of Cinema.

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Dailies from the 2011 festival edition by Ronita Torcato and Vanessa McMahon 



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